16 Feb

Gorgeous “Five Senses Inspired” Bridal Shower

Five Sense Bridal Shower

Delicious Desserts

Tantalize your senses with this incredibly gorgeous bridal shower created by Carolyn Chen of The Special Day Carolyn used the five senses as her inspiration for this unique shower theme. My sense of SIGHT is definitely in overdrive due to the delicious eye-candy photos alone!

From the calming aesthetic to the classic decor, every bride deserves this kind of pampering at her bridal shower. The “big day” is stressful enough, right?! The use of all-white flowers, tropical greenery and white/clear vessels and serving trays creates the same sense of serenity you might find at a spa. And then there’s the food… which could more accurately be described as “little edible masterpieces“. They are almost too pretty to eat!

Read on for more incredible photos + the mouthwatering menu details. . .

Incredible Looking food at the 5 Senses Bridal Shower
Favors, Drinks, & More
Amazing Decor
Flowers and KARMA
Simply Beautiful Table Setup
Dessert Table and More
Drink Table + Food
Place Cards, Dessert, & More

PARTY DETAILS from Carolyn. . .

The theme was inspired by the five senses. . .

1. Sight – beautiful decor & eye candy
2. Sound – they had fun music playing in the background the whole event!
3. Touch – all different sorts of textures with the linens, etc
4. Taste – the delicious menu, fit for a foodie!
5. Smell – guests were able to create custom perfumes as their favor at the scent station created by Kamilyin!


Lunch: Stuffed Mushrooms, Pancetta Wrapped Prawns, Caprese Salad, Salad Bouquet, Mushroom Risotto, Lamb Lollipops, and Wild Alaskan Black Cod

Dessert: Coconut Cheesecake, Espresso Choux, Valrhona Caramel Truffles, Peanut Butter Mousse Cup, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Raspberry Blondies, and Lemon Olive Oil with Candied Ginger

Beverages:Michael Pozzan Cabernet Sauvigon Russian River Valley 2008, Michael Pozzan Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2009, KARMA Sparkling Wine, Water with Lemon & Orange Slices, and Lemon Iced Tea.


-Planner/Designer: Carolyn Chen of The Special Day
-Photographer: Dave Richards Photography
-Catering: Raul Porciuncula
-Florals: The Mille Fiori
-Linens: Wildflower Linen
-Rentals: Signature Party Rentals & chiavarichairrentals.com
-Printed Goods: Paper-Girl
-Scent Station: Kamilyin
– Submitted by: Be Inspired PR


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Bird SAYS:

WOW!! My five senses are going into overdrive!! STUNNING!!
I was going to say my fave was the drinks station, but in fact it’s everything!!

February 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

Aleah + Nick Valley SAYS:

Beautiful! Just beautiful! Love the clean + fresh look! Stunning!

February 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Kris SAYS:

Breathtaking! Love the drink station and the personal scent is so unique!

February 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Nina SAYS:

Wow!! This is so incredibly gorgeous and luxe! Great job to everyone involved!

February 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Yum Yum Tables SAYS:

Love this chic setup!

February 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Leika SAYS:

I adore this shower!! Everything is amazing, but my favorite is definitely the scent station. I wish Kamilyin were on the East Coast!

February 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Canvas & Canopy EVents SAYS:


February 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Suzanne SAYS:

This look amazing. I wish they sold KARMA Sparkling Wine in Texas. I have a upcoming Bridal Shower, and I am looking for something different no one has tasted or seen before.

February 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Leila @ Be Inspired PR SAYS:

love love love :) Kamilyn scent station is fabulous and Carolyn tied all the amazing details together.

February 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Courtney Crenshaw SAYS:

We were honored to be included in this gorgeous shower! All the details are so beautiful!

February 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Carolyn Chen || The Special Day SAYS:

Thanks for featuring our 5 senses inspired shower, truly fit for a foodie! My mouth waters just looking at the pics again! =) Thanks to my team that helped make this a FABULOUS event!! Still can’t get enough of that peanut butter mousse cup either with the pretzel top!

February 17, 2011 at 12:13 am

cailen SAYS:

what a gorgeous event! so chic with the black and white color scheme with just the subtle pops of color.

LOVE your blog! so glad i found it : ) i just love entertaining and party planning so i look forward to reading more.


February 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

adriana SAYS:

total perfection here!

February 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Kelly SAYS:

GOR-GEOUS! So perfect!

February 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm

elisa SAYS:

I’m sold. How do I get an invite to such a lavish affair? ;) Truly a great idea. Looks wonderful.

February 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

party bags SAYS:

I like the tomatoes wherein they remove its parts and filled it with food instead. Very nice!

February 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Jina Park SAYS:

I was a guest at this gorgeous shower, and Carolyn did an amazing job ~ truly scent~sational~!! ;-)

February 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

vicky SAYS:

where did you get the plates for the deserts and foods?

February 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Chantalle SAYS:

Gray with khakis, creams, and browns is definitely one of – if not – THE most current combination (at least for me) right now. I love how even the food is coordinated for this event! …and cream/antique white roses remain my all time favorite!

to have & to host

February 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm

mode-puppe SAYS:

yummy, yummy…just great.

February 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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